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Take consent of the patient before undertaking a procedure, not just from the relatives
eMediNexus,  22 January 2022
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In the matter titled ‘Suresh Chandra Mytle & Anr vs United India Insurance Co. Ltd. & Ors.,’ the NCDRC stated that an informed consent from the relatives of the patient was taken before starting the colonoscopy of the deceased. The doctor could not explain why the consent was not taken from the patient herself. The NCDRC thus held that although the doctor and the hospital were not negligent while performing colonoscopy on the deceased patient, they were grossly negligent in t...
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